Spear a strawberry, grape, and pineapple on a toothpick and place on a fun platter. Do so until all are used up. To make the cream: Blend the cashews, lemon juice, and apple until nice and creamy (adding water for a smoother consistency if needed). Now you have a cream to dip your little fruit kabobs into! Great snack, wonderful for children, and a hit at any party!
3 fresh figs
1 tsp cinnamon or vanilla
Puree figs and spice. Enjoy!!!
½ cantaloupe, cubed & frozen
5-10 strawberries, frozen
1 spring of fresh mint
In a high speed blender, or sturdy food processor, blend all till smooth. If you are unsure of blending frozen fruit…blend it when it’s room temperature with some ice = cantaloupe slushie.
Chocolate "Ice Cream"
My daughter and I have Raw "ice cream" every morning. We love to experiment with different flavor combinations. This is a beloved favorite, chocolate (or cacao). It's ridiculously easy, delicious, and incredibly good for you!
2-3 frozen bananas
1-2 teaspoons of Cacao
Simply place your frozen bananas in your blender and tamp them down (hopefully you are using a high speed blender with a tamper. If not, be VERY careful not to hit the blades with whatever you are using to push the bananas into them). Once they are nice and creamy, add your cacao and blend until well assimilated. (I add the cacao after the bananas so I don't lose any of the precious powder to the sides of my blender) Voila! Cacao Ice Cream.
Some of my favorite alternative flavor combinations: Vanilla Almond, Mint Cacao Nibs (chocolate chip-ish), Cinnamon Raisin, Strawberry...well, there are as many variations out there as there are people. Enjoy!!
*****Your blender may not be able to handle rock hard frozen bananas. So put them in the freezer for only two hours (yes, set a timer!), so your blender can handle them better.***
Apple Pomegranate Salad
2 apples, diced fine
½ lemon, juiced
1 pomegranate, jewels only
Open the pomegranate – check here if you are unsure how to do that – and place jewels into bowl. Dice your apples into itty bitty pieces and place into bowl as well. Juice that lemon and sprinkle over the apples and pom jewels. Enjoy!!!
Variations: 1. Sprinkle cinnamon on top, mix with some honey and it’s a wonderful pie filling. Add a raw pie crust, and voila! 2. Place on a bed of spinach for a delicious and sweet salad. 3. Add to your morning granola or yogurt. 4. Juice everything in your juicer and drink in a fun cocktail glass. ;)
I love this recipe because it only contains three ingredients and can be made in under five minutes. If you make a double or triple batch, it's a wonderful recipe to take to gatherings and potlucks. Have fun!!
1 cup walnuts
1 cup raisins
2 tbsp cacao (or more, if you like)
In a food processor, using the "s" blade, start with the walnut and process them fine. Next add the raisins until a fudgy consistancy is reached. Finally, add the cacao. Now, pinch a small piece off and roll it into a ball. Do so with the entire batch. Feel free to roll it in more cacao powder, coconut shavings or powder, or cinnamon. Enjoy!!!
1 cup walnuts
1 cup raisins
In a food processor with an “S” blade….process walnuts with the raisins until the oils are released from the walnuts and it’s a sticky mess. Now, you can roll it into bite size balls/squares/into molds (cookie cutters are fun) and refrigerate it. Press it into a pan and smother it in peanut butter (or Raw Almond Butter if you can) for an incredible dessert. It’s a wonderful pie crust as well. Do whatever you like…it doesn’t need cacao or carob to make it fudgy…it’s already a great taste and consistency. ENJOY and be creative!